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Manufacturing Leaders Podcast

On the go industry expertise

Cisco's Manufacturing Leaders is a biweekly podcast series designed to help you learn from the experts, anywhere anytime. Discover new the latest technology, trends, and best practices while gaining actionable insights from leading industry experts.

Episode 7: Unleash the power of wireless!

Learn how connected and mobile technologies can increase productivity, reduce response and repair times, enhance recruitment, and improve plant safety.

Guest: Neil Heller (Cisco)

Episode 6: [SPECIAL FEATURE Live from 2019 Automation Fair] Securely Connecting IT and OT – Enabling the workforce of the future

An exclusive interview with Rockwell discussing the value of our strategic partnership, the evolution of IT OT convergence, industrial security challenges and how to solve them, and opportunities for certification programs.

Guest: Carol Shumate (Rockwell Automation)

Episode 5: Managed or unmanaged switches? Exploring the benefits of network automation

Discover how network automation can save time, improve worker safety, and protect against malicious cyber-attacks. Understand the pros and cons of managed and unmanaged switches from both IT and Operations perspectives.

Guest: Dave Cronberger (Cisco)

Episode 4: Weakness at your boundaries

Every new connection point is an opportunity. And a risk. Operational Technology (OT) needs to take ownership of cybersecurity. But Information Technology (IT) holds the keys to expertise.

Guest: Robert Albach (Cisco)

Episode 3: Driving digital transformation through your front lines

Implementing change in the world of industry 4.0 depends first on getting employees to embrace the changes. Learn how to empower every employee to become a digital innovator and improve your bottom line. Guests: Cecile Willems (Cisco), Wes Sylvester (Cisco)

Episode 2: Tackling the skills gap with strategy (Part 2)

When it comes to attracting new talent and retaining tribal knowledge within your organization, the hardest part can simply be figuring out where to start. Guests: Steve Gansen (Cisco), Dan Malyzsko (Malisko Engineering)

Episode 1: Tackling the skills gap with strategy (Part 1)

The skills gap isn’t coming, it’s already here. The good news is that every manufacturer has the opportunity to not only overcome this unprecedented shortage of skilled labor but also take advantage of the opportunities that come with it to build a competitive edge. Guests: Steve Gansen (Cisco), Dan Malyzsko (Malisko Engineering).